Thursday, August 20, 2009
“The Future of the Southern Baptist Convention” — Now on Video

I was really glad to be able to spend time with a large number of students Wednesday as I delivered an address, “The Future of the Southern Baptist Convention,” at a Presidential Forum. We were also able to allow hundreds beyond our campus to watch by streaming video. Now, we have posted the address so that others may hear it as well.

In this address, I hoped to set out a vision for the future of the Southern Baptist Convention that takes seriously the history that has shaped our denomination. Even more importantly my goal was to share a vision that would help us all to think about what the Southern Baptist Convention could be and should be as we seek to be more faithful to the Great Commission.

Please let me know what you think about what I had to say. My sincere hope is that this address helps to begin a conversation. I will look forward to hearing from you as together we think and pray about what the Southern Baptist Convention should become as we move toward to the future. Please continue to pray for our churches, our convention, and for the work of the Great Commission Task Force that will report to the SBC in Orlando.

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